Dana reviews Seeker of Truth (SPECTR Series 3 Book 3) by Jordan L.Hawk. (Published April 17, 2020, pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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Federal agent John Starkweather’s parents are dead. Or at least—the people he remembered as his parents. With his very identity in question, John must look elsewhere for answers.
The now-defunct Center for Loving Redemption may provide the clues he needs. But as John’s true memories begin to resurface, the answers prove worse than he ever imagined.
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After the ending of the last book, Bringer of Night, I have been dying to know the secrets of John’s past. We last learned that John was not who he thought he was, and that sometime in his early teens his life was manipulated with and all he was left with was questions. I was left with questions, too, and as I started the book, I was seriously hoping for some answers.
Well, the journey to knowledge has begun, but I have suspicions the revelations will probably wait until right before the final book of this smaller series within a series. John decides to go to the place that was supposed to “cure” him of his supernatural gifts when he was much younger. It would make sense that his partner(s) Caleb and Gray would go with but the New Orleans SPECTR office is requesting help from Agent Noorzai and Caleb and Gray are needed to help her solve some unexplained deaths of a local family. The demon they hunt is not consequential to the larger story arc but I do enjoy that there is always a new demon to fight because I love the world building and learning what demons are out there. So while Caleb and Gray are busy, the new drakul, Night decides to go with John and to hunt down the past along with John’s cousin, Ryan.
Now, in my opinion, John really needed Caleb and Gray there, especially for the emotional support. Not much is learned but memories seem to be awakening and knowing something is wrong is taking it’s toll on John. Not to mention that while Night seems to be non-threatening unless, you are an NHE (Non Human Entity), his observations make him seem like he sits in judgement over John, Caleb, and Gray. The judgement itself isn’t harmful, but as he considers Gray to be corrupted by possessing a living human, I have to wonder if Night feels he has to do something about the situation. Maybe I am just paranoid, but the group has not had a lot of luck with other drakuls in the past. Ryan also pings my paranoia. On the surface he seems great. He accepted John even when John’s sort of family didn’t. He seems eager to help John find out what really happened in the past. To me, I have to question his motives, because this group really hasn’t had much luck with humans in the past, either.
While not too much was revealed in this book, I am interested in the clues that John is getting from his memories, and want to know what he might have recovered from his quest. I am glad to see Zahira is staying part of the story. Most of all, I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 stars
Jordan L. Hawk is a trans author from North Carolina. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave him a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When he isn’t writing, he brews his own beer and tries to keep the cats from destroying the house. His best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook.